The only thing certain in life is change.— FNATIC (@FNATIC) November 18, 2020
After an incredible career in the black and orange, Martin "Rekkles" Larsson has decided to move on from Fnatic.
The next time we meet, we meet as opponents. See you on the Rift, @RekklesLoL.https://t.co/jmpCZIn33O
The news was broken over Twitter this evening: despite a massive offer on the table, Rekkles has chosen to leave Fnatic after testing the waters in the free agency market.
And according to nearly all reports he will be reuniting with Rasmus “Caps” Winther at G2 Esports.
The move was long speculated - especially after Perkz’ departure from G2 - but it is a massive changing of the guard. G2 had allegedly been angling for a deal with Rekkles but had also shown interest in former OG ADC Upset and SK Gaming ADC Crownshot in the event that Rekkles resigned with Fnatic or looked elsewhere.
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The move, while currently unconfirmed, would leave G2 Esports with a formidable roster as a potential Worlds contender. Rekkles was a Worlds finalist in 2018, took TES to five games in 2020, and is joining a squad that won MSI only last year, hit Worlds finals shortly after, and went to semi-finals this year. Expectations are through the roof.
For Fnatic though, there are more question marks. The off-season has only just begun, and Fnatic will likely have to build much of a roster from the ground up, only this time they won’t be doing it around their longtime captain.